I have just installed an A7N8X-X socket A motherboard in my computer. My processor is an AMD Athlon Barton 2500+ (1.833mhz) and the memory is 1Gb of PC2700 DDR. Both of these items are able to run at a FSB of 333mhz. However, the start up screen shows the processor at 1100mhz, not 1.833mhz, and the memory frequency at 166mhz and single channel mode. The Windows XP system information and the Norton Systemworks system information also show the processor at 1100mhz. The BIOS settings are on auto detect and I do not wish to manually enter the settings in case I get them wrong. Could you please explain to me how to adjust the BIOS to display the correct settings. Asus have not bothered to answer my request Jim Sadler
Go into the BIOS and find the option "Load Optimised Settings", I dont want to restart and find it but it will most likely be on the BIOS page named something like "Advenced Settings", if you select the "Load Optimised Settings", execute it (whatever you need to do, pres return or whatever, I dont know your BIOS so I make no assumptions), then save and exit. This should set your system to the fastest settings that the BIOS thinks will run stable and your CPU and RAM FSB & clock speeds should be correct, if there not you might have issues with your BIOS or another problem... try geting the latest BIOS version to see if that helps, no doubt your motherboard came with some software to help you do it easily.